Silkie sexing

sokeefe28

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Ok!!!!! Let’s play the game!!!!! Lol

6 weeks old blue silkie bantams

I’m thinking one cockerel one pullet..... am I seeing black streamers??????
 

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PioneerChicks

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They look a bit young, might want to try again in another 2-4 weeks. At this age behavior is the best giveaway. Sort of contradicting MysteryChicken, I think streamers can come in as early as there months but I'm average will start at four months. By five months the streamers should be pretty obvious to a practiced eye.

Good luck!
 

MysteryChicken

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Thx I thought it was way too early. Lol silkies always stump me we will see what time tells!
Six weeks isn't always too early for sexing. It depends on the bird, & the quality of the bird. The better the quality of the bird, the harder to sex it, the lower quality of the bird, the easier it is to sex it.
This pet quality Partridge silkie cockerel is a good example of this.
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I sold him a few days ago, or so.
 

lps1215

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Two silkies 11-12 weeks old, excuse the paint- we had a downpour two days ago, he/she likes to play in the mud.
 

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